Travel to Slovenia

  • Where is Portoroz
  • Weather in Piran
  • Weekend in Portoroz
  • To the beach of Portoroz
  • A walk from Portoroz to Piran
  • Istria Slovenia villages
  • Explore saltpans of Secovlje
  • Strunjan Nature Park
  • Cycling through the former railway to Trieste
  • Cycling from Trieste to Slovenia and Croatia
  • Moving to Lake Bled
  • Vacations in Slovenia
  • Travel to Lake Bled
  • Lake Bled weather
  • Lake Bled resort
  • Lake Bled from Osojnica
  • Lake Bled - trip to Pokljuka
  • Pokljuka, Visevnik in winter
  • Lake Bled in winter
  • Lake Bled Skiing
  • From Lake Bled to Lake Bohinj on a bicycle
  • Trip to Radovna valley from Bled
  • Preddvor - village below mt. Storzic
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    Trip around Lake Bohinj

  • Lake Bohinj
  • Savica waterfall
  • Hiking from Lake Bohinj to Seven Triglav Lakes
  • To the mountain of Slovenia

  • Mala Mojstrovka - Kranjska Gora
  • Mt Visoki Rokav
  • Mt Velika Baba - Big Ugly Woman
  • Trip to Zelenci - Kranjska Gora
  • Kranjska Gora in summer
  • Cycling Kranjska Gora-Italy-Austria
  • Vrsic pass from Kranjska Gora
  • Fusine Laghi - family cycling
  • Loibl pass and Jezersko pass - one day cycling
  • Waterfall near Soca
  • Book your room in Bled

    Map of Kranjska Gora

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    Kranjska Gora - trip to Zelenci and source of river Sava - Slovenia

    Zelenci with Mt Ponca in background - Kranjska Gora

    Starting in the charming hotel of Lake Bled, from where you enjoy romantic vistas to the Island and castell of Lake Bled, your trip continue in direction of 40 km far away village Kranjska Gora.

    The village of Kranjska Gora is an alpine centre with beautiful scenery of Western Julian Alps and known from World Cup slaloms winter sports. Only five kilometres from here, you drive in direction of Austria and Italy border.

     

     

     

    Zelenci - source of river Sava - Kranjska GoraZelenci, the source of river Sava Dolinka

    On the left side of the road is small restaurant and parking place where you can leave your car. Only five minutes from park place through the tiny wooden path you arrive to the source of river Sava Dolinka .

    The Sava is the longest river in Slovenia (219 km).The catchment area occupies 53% of all Slovene territory. Both its sources the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka spring out in Julian Alps and thus place river among Alpine rivers. The Sava Dolinka take its first its source as the karst spring called Nadiža which emerges on west south slopes of Tamar. The waters of Nadiža and its tributaries search for an underground path soon after contacting alluvila gravel at the bottom of the valley.

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    Zelenci Lake - Kranjska Gora

    Trip to Zelenci

    Reaching the lowest level they strike upon impermeable morainic mound. The water emerges again, this time taking the form of noumerus source, pools and small lakes. This place is know as Zelenci; the second source of the river Sava Dolinka. The waters of Trebiza and Kravnjak from the Karavanke area gather in a periodic lake Ledine near Rateče.

    The waters from Planica valley flow through Zelenci and further on into the Sava and the waters from Karavanke flow through the Ledine lake and then to Drava, therefore the area we are talking about is in fact a watershed.

     

    Picturesque landscape of Zelenci - Kranjska Gora

    Valley of river Sava

    Gornjesavska dolina - Upper Sava Valley or Dolina lies in the nort west part of Slovenia. It is of tectonic and glacial origin. In the old time during glacial period, the glacier in Planica walley which takes from the mountain of Ponce, Jalovec, Mala Mojstrovka and Velika Mojstrovka, made moraines along Dolina walley. On this undulating wooded area between Rateče and Zelenci some eratic blocks can still be observed. Today, that area was named Kamnje (Stones).

    Walking through forest to the small villages

    During the glacial periods and even later the waters fowing down from the glaciers brought enormous quantities of gravel from the steep slopes and deposited it in the Dolina, forming alluvial cones (the Planica area and the Podkoren area). The Podkoren area, on which the village Podkoren rests, damed the Sava and thus formed a large Podkoren lake, what reamins of it today is the emerald coloured Zelenci lake and the Blato swamp..